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Guide to the Anders O. Aasen Biography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:A brief biographical account of Anders O. Aasen, born on 16 January 1874, in Lyngdal, Norway. He was ordained in the Norwegian Lutheran Synod in 1899, and served in many churches in Canada and the United States. He died in 1974 at age one hundred.
 
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Arthur Torgerson Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection consists of a biography of Arthur Torgerson and family reminiscences, in addition to original personal and legal documents such as his baptismal record and citizenship records. Also included are Norwegian language clippings, a genealogical list of Torger Olson’s first and second family members, and Arthur’s application for a homestead in Canada.
 
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Richard A. Ballinger papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of Mayor of Seattle, 1904-1906; Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1907-1908; and the Secretary of the Interior, 1909-1911
 
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Ellmaker family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Ellmakers are a prominent pioneer family who first settled in Lane County, Oregon in the 1850s following their journey across the United States on the Oregon Trail. The Ellmaker family papers include personal papers of members of the Ellmaker family; maps, drawings, and photographs; artifacts; books and periodicals; and genealogical research and resources.
 
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Guide to the Esther Nelson Berglund Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Handwritten family history by Esther Nelson Berglund born in 1890 in Tacoma, Washington.
 
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Guide to the Esther Olson Brissenden Collection

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Collection comprised of the autobiography of Esther Olson Brissenden entitled, Esther's Book: The Story of a Family.
 
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Guide to the Gabriel Aanensen Fedde Autobiography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:This manuscript is an autobiography written by Gabriel Aanensen Fedde who was born in Fedde, Norway, in 1843. In 1881 he immigrated to New York. He died in 1917 at age seventy-four.
 
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Guide to the Gina Ruud Anderson Biography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:A biographical sketch of Norwegian immigrant, Gina Ruud Anderson, written by her daughter.
 
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Guide to the Gunnar and Marie Lund Biographies

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:A biographical sketches of Norwegian immigrants, Marie Pauline Vognild Lund and Gunnar Lund.
 
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Addis Gutmann papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Addis Gutmann was a fur merchant in Seattle and served in the Office of the Quartermaster General in Alaska during WWII. His papers reflect his personal, business, and military activities.
 
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Guide to the genealogical narrative of Marcus Hallvardson and Brita Sjursdatter Vangsness

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:A genealogical narrative of Markus Hallvardson and Brita Sjursdatter Vangsness and their familiee emigrants from Norway
 
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John Jacob Handsaker autobiography and family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Jacob Handsanker was a Christian Church minister, organizer of Portland Community Chest, director of Armenian and Syrian relief, and Northwest secretary of the National Council for Prevention of War. Collection includes a typed autobiography, notebooks of recollections, typed family history, and several typed family letters.
 
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Guide to the Hefte Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The Hefte family history book was published in 1981 and covers the descendants of Ole Olson Hefte (Gofa), born in 1794, and his wife Ingrid Oldsdatter Kinneberg, who was born in 1795. They left Norway for America in 1853. There is also information about the Hefte family reunions of 1939 and 1953 as well as reminisces written in 1981 by John Edwin Stenehjem.
 
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Guide to the Hildur Larson Autobiography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Hildur Larson was born in Sweden in 1896. She travelled to the United States in 1927, married, and never returned to Scandinavia. The collection consists of a book written by Edgar Larson about his mother's early years, based on her oral history.
 
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Guide to the Jansson-Berlin-Johansson Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:History and genealogy of the Jansson family of Sweden. Collection includes photocopies of photographs and family records.
 
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Guide to the Jens Fredericksen Svinth Autobiography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Recollections of Rev. Jens Fredericksen Svinth, born August 1849 in Ydby, Denmark. He married Karen Hansen and in 1891 Jens and his family immigrated to America. He wrote this autobiographical narrative in 1924.
 
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Guide to the John H. Strande Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Brief family history of John H. Strande and his family.
 
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Herbert S. Johnson scrapbook

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Adams family includes William Lysander Adams, his son John W. Johnson, (first president of University of Oregon), his son Herbert S. Johnson, and family members Olive Frances Goodell, Helen E. Adams, Inez Adams Parker, and Thomas McBride. The collection (1929) contains a scrapbook created by Herbert S. Johnson of Adams and Goodell family documents, correspondence, and genealogical research.
 
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Guide to the Lokensgard Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:History of the Ole and Helga Lokensgard family, who left Norway for America in 1857.
 
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John L. Mattson papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of John Mattson, a forest archaeologist in Chugach National Forest
 
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John Morris oral history and papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:John Morris is a veteran of WWII and these five tapes are his oral history including genealogical materials, photographs, and an autobiography
 
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Guide to the Pauline Paulson Hendrickson Biography

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:A biographical sketch of Norwegian immigrant, Pauline Paulson Hendrickson, who came to the United States with her family as a child. In 1872 she married another Norwegian immigrant and they settled in Minnesota and had seven children. She died in 1927.
 
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Edris Roberts family photograph and ephemera albums

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Photograph albums, ephemera, and records of Edris Roberts and Georgann Fisher in Tacoma, Washington.
 
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James B. Sperry papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James Sperry (1833-1922) was a Oregon pioneer, farmer, trader, army veteran, sheep raiser, and politician. Collection contains one, ten paged history of the Sperry Family written by Sperry.
 
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Guide to the Svanøe Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Collection contains information on the history of the Svanøe family from Svanøy, Norway. The Nordic Fest sermon that is part of this collection tells the Svanøe story as it relates to that of Hans Nielsen Hauge and the religious aspects of the family’s foundation, the immigrant experience, and Norway’s 19th Century “Nation Building” as a whole.

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